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    another curious photo for analysis

    Here it is, on Ebay now.

    What do you see?

    I love this sort of thing!

    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    No way I can comment on the nuances of the outfit but the kilt appears to be rather ill fitting, at least to my untrained eye.
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    Te doublet appears also to be a bit large as well - arms too long and chest too big.

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    The kilt looks like it is bunched up under the sporran. And the man on the left, his jacket looks more modern to me.
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    Perhaps the outfits were stock items owned by the studio.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Is the sweep of his pleats running opposite? An inside-out kilt?
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    I agree the kilt pleats are running toward the left hip. I see the man sitting has plaid pants but can't tell if they are fishtailed. I'm assuming studio outfits due to the fit of both men.

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    The kilted gent is wearing a Field-Grade Officer's Full Dress doublet (indicated by the two bands of lace on the cuffs), the facings being yellow or buff, of the Gordons, Argylls, or Seaforths; however the collar badges are missing.

    The Glengarry could be Gordons or Seaforths.

    This is to be contrasted with the Black Watch Other Ranks' sporran.

    The belt would be worn with Service Dress, never with Full Dress.

    The spats look civilian.

    A more mixed dress would be difficult to concoct on purpose! Mixing as it does 1) Officer and Other Ranks kit 2) various regiments 3) various modes of military dress, and 4) military and civilian dress.

    Here is the doublet in its proper context, being worn in 1896 by the Colonel of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, on the left



    Here is the waistbelt and sporran in their proper context, an Other Ranks of the Black Watch in Service Dress; note the quite different shape of military spats

    Last edited by OC Richard; 2nd February 15 at 07:22 PM.
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